60 Second Speeches

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10 pages


60 Second Speeches are a fun way to get kids engaged in speaking and listening; to get them warmed up for a new lesson or unit; or to break out anytime your class needs a lift. The cards included in this pack can be used with grades 6-8 and a blank template has been provided so you can generate your own prompts!

This activity is easily adaptable to fit into other content areas or to align with specific skill sets identified by most types of ELA standards.

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10 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


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